Charles Vella has a unique background that prepared him to be a successful author in a wide variety of genres. His experience as a Navy yeoman, Foreign Service Officer, and World Bank economist showed him the inner workings of corporations, government and foreign policy and the sometimes ludicrous turns they can take. As a diplomat in the Middle East during wartime, Charles Vella witnessed the flukes produced by being in the wrong place at the wrong time... or is it the right place? It takes a writer with a keen sense of humor nature to appreciate the subtleties of these situations, and Charles Vella is just that author. He resides with his family in Maryland.